Leisure activities

Ice fishing on Oeschinen Lake at the Jungfrau-Aletsch Unesco World Heritage Site

Try your luck on the frozen Oeschinen Lake – a different kind of fishing experience!

Oeschinen Lake is a popular destination for ice fishermen and women from near and far. Ice fishing is possible on the lake from 1 January to around mid-March. The lake is covered by an ice layer 30–50 centimetres thick in winter. Many ice fishing fans bring a toboggan to the lake in winter and then enjoy a fast ride down to the valley in the late afternoon. The last piste check is at 17.00 hours. No skiing down to the valley is permitted after that (attention: be aware of the danger of collisions with snow groomers).

  • Coronavirus notice Please take note of the protection plan and any restrictions set by the provider.


Ice auger hire

Bernhard Lauber, Innere Dorfstrasse 88, 3718 Kandersteg – reservation required!
Tel.: +41 (0) 79 282 14 67 (evenings 18.30 to 20.00 hours)

Toboggan equipment hire

Intersport shop near the valley station.


Ice thickness and the avalanche situation are continually monitored. You walk on the lake at your own risk at all times.

Snow shoe and toboggan hire Intersport Oeschinen


19 December 2020 to 21 March 2021
09.00–17.00 hours

Provided the lake is accessible.

Subject to change without prior notice


Ice fishing day ticket

  • CHF 28.00 Adults
  • CHF 17.00 Children

Gondola cableway

  • CHF 21.00 Adults simple
  • CHF 10.50 Adults Half-Fare travelcard, GA travelcard, SwissPass simple
  • CHF 10.50 Children simple
  • CHF 28.00 Adults return
  • CHF 14.00 Adults Half-Fare travelcard, GA travelcard, SwissPass return
  • CHF 14.00 Children return

Ice fishing day tickets can be purchased in the restaurants at Oeschinen Lake.

Prices in CHF incl. VAT / Prices and products subject to alteration

BLS suggestion

Magic Blue Adventure Pass – 1 ticket, 2 lifts

You can enjoy twice as much fun in the snow with the Magic Blue Adventure Pass. This includes two return journeys by cable car to Lake Oeschinen and to the Gemmi Pass on Sunnbüel.

Plan journey

Travel by train to Kandersteg. From Kandersteg station you can take the local bus or walk (15 minutes) to the Oeschinensee cable car station.

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